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Inappropriate coding practices - Unnecessary imports


The application imports modules that are not used. This is a bad practice because it loads modules that will not be used, and doing so unnecessarily increases the load.


  • Load functions and procedures that will not be used.
  • Cause suboptimal performance of the application.


Import only the modules necessary for the correct functionality of the application.


Authorized attacker from the Internet with access to the application.

Expected Remediation Time

⌚ 15 minutes.


Default score using CVSS 3.1. It may change depending on the context of the vulnerability.


  • Attack vector: N
  • Attack complexity: H
  • Privileges required: L
  • User interaction: N
  • Scope: U
  • Confidentiality: N
  • Integrity: N
  • Availability: L


  • Exploit code madurity: U
  • Remediation level: X
  • Report confidence: R


  • Vector string: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:X/RC:R
  • Score:
    • Base: 3.1
    • Temporal: 2.8
  • Severity:
    • Base: Low
    • Temporal: Low

Code Examples

Compliant code

There are no import declarations unused

import dataStructure from dbmodel

define filterdata(dataId){
dataStructure.filter(x: dataId);

Non compliant code

There are some imports declarations not used in the model

import unusedDataStructure from dbmodel



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